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    Hellemann Tower and the city wall

    Today, Hellemann Tower at the end of Müürivahe street is home to an art gallery and an inn. The nearly 200-metre-long old defence wall is also open to the visitors which connect Hellemann Tower with Munkadetagune Tower. Visitors can look out from the wall and view the city of Tallinn. Climbing up the steep stairs, you will arrive at the attic, which opens up as a viewing platform, so is definitely worth taking a walk along the defensive walls. Hellemann Tower is said to be named after Helle Holleman, a citizen of Tallinn who lived nearby. In the Middle Ages, the strategic location of the tower, in the immediate vicinity of the Viru Gate, played an important role.
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    • The best thing to do in Tallinn

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      January 4, 2023 By aldaiif

      Located right next to Viru gates, this was one of the first places to visit in Tallinn, and certainly the best. It is beyond amazing, and transfers you to the medieval times. The views are stunning... Read more comments

    • Great

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      July 16, 2022 By zwreviews

      This place is great. It has beautiful views of the old town. The brickwork is beautiful. I got in for free using a Tallinn Card (an excellent purchase when touring Tallinn as most museums, churches... Read more comments

    • Brilliant place to see the city

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      June 25, 2022 By richardmP1661JV

      The tower gives you access to a section of the walls which give incredible views across the city. Amazing place to visit and such wonderful sights.